JEYPORE: Renewing its aggressive posture within the disputed Kotia cluster of villages, Andhra Pradesh authorities on Thursday laid basis stone for a number of tasks within the space, taking the Odisha administration by full shock.
An AP crew, led by mission administrator of Parvatipuram ITDA P Kurmanath and officers from Salur below Vizianagaram district arrived at Phatu Senari and Phaguna Senari villages the place they carried out “bhumi puja” for an anganwadi middle, arogya middle, farmers’ corridor and panchayat workplace moreover finishing up a plantation drive.
The spate of actions by officers of the neighbouring state caught the Koraput administration unawares which had put up a robust present to thwart the AP strikes on Independence Day. Nonetheless, solely a handful of locals accompanied them to the websites and the officers went again to AP after conducting the “bhumi puja” quietly. Earlier than returning, they informed the locals that the deliberate institutions can be useful for them.
Earlier, the AP officers and political events from Viziangaram district had not solely deliberate “bhumi puja” for presidency places of work but additionally wished to rename the villages in Telugu. That was neutralized when leaders of all political events and Koraput administration camped at Phatu Senari and sealed the border to cease any motion from AP facet. Police and magistrates have been deployed for sustaining regulation and order too.
Koraput Collector Md Abdaal Akhtar didn’t reply whereas BDO of Pottangi block Ved Bhushan stated that he received details about the “bhumi puja” by means of media solely. “The AP facet ought to keep established order in Kotia as per orders of the Supreme Courtroom and never violate it”, he added.
The 2 states have been at loggerheads over boundary demarcation in addition to possession of Kotia cluster of villages. After unveiling welfare schemes in Kotia final 12 months, AP tried to carry panchayat elections too in bordering areas. On its half, Odisha Authorities has hit again with announcement of a slew of improvement plans moreover grounding infrastructure tasks.